A-Designs Mix Factory
MPN #Mix Factory
16-channel Summing Mixer, 2 x 8-channel Groups, Cinemag Output Transformers
The MIX FACTORY is a designed to create that analog sound with the depth and image needed to make your mixes stand out from the crowd.
The MIX FACTORY is a concept developed by Tony Shepperd (who is known for his high -quality recordings ranging from Gospel, R&B to Rock-and-Roll), designed by Paul Wolff (one of the top designers in the audio industry), and manufactured by A Designs Audio, Inc. - (manufacturer of products such as the Pacifica, Ventura, REDDI, Hammer2 and Nail).
Tony Shepperd was one of many modern engineers that felt that everything could be done "IN THE BOX." But, he came to realize that analog and digital could live very well together. By combining the two - analog and digital - to create a Hybrid - was the special combination that took his mixes to a level that had other recording engineers calling him for tips and demanding to know how he made his recordings sound so great.
The end result, after years of R&D, was the MIX FACTORY.
There are 16 channels (which are 2 D -sub inputs summing to a stereo XLR out). All 16 channels have a continuous Gain Knob, Pan (center detent), and Mute that acts as a signal indicator with an audio sensitive LED. The LED indicator glows when signal is passing into the channel and intensifies when the signal is stronger. The same Mute button changes color from Red, when used as a mute, to Green when signal is passing through the channel.
There are (2) Eight-Channel groups: 1-8 and 9-16. Each group has an Insert for a Compressor or EQ. There is also a Master Insert for all 16 Channels, along with 3 Mute buttons for each Insert.
The MIX FACTORY has a pushbutton option to go from clean (the standard setup bypassing the transformers) to tonal, using the custom-made output transformers made by Cinemag. The difference between transformers and no transformers is night and day. This gives you an option for analog tone and/or color.
The MIX FACTORY is also linkable! This means you can have 64 or more channels...it's like having a console in two 2RU Rack.
There is an external pal power supply to insure a perfect sounding unit every time. This is a switchable Power Supply, which can be used for domestic (US) 120v and export 230v. The Power Supply is hefty enough to handle any needs you may require from the MIX FACTORY.
Solid State DesignCustom Milled Aluminum KnobsCustom Output Transformers2RU Rack SpaceExternal Power SupplyBalanced XLR Output16 Gain Controls2 Master Gain Controls 1-8 and 9-161 Grand Master Gain Control16 Pan ControlsMaster Insert1-8 Insert9-16 Insert16 Mute SwitchesTransformer In/Out Switch22 Color Changing SwitchesLED ArrayLinking XLRs for more channels
Gain Range Total: Unity Gain to full Attenuation
Gain Range for 1-16: Unity Gain
Max Input: +27dBu
Power Requirements: 100/120/230 VAC
Dimensions: 19" x 3.00" x 10"
Weight: 16.4 lbs.; 17.5 lbs. shipping weight
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